Rasheed Sulaimon, Scout.com’s 4th-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2012, has committed to Duke just a day after witnessing one of the greatest comebacks in the storied Battle of Tobacco Road. Sulaimon represents the 2nd 5-star recruit Duke has nabbed this week, joining other 2012 phenom Alex Murphy. There were some rumors last weekend that Sulaimon was going to commit soon, and all of us at C-T were hoping they were true. We are more than excited to have him join the crew in 2012.
Here’s what he says he has to offer, taken from an interview with Adam Zagoria just prior to his visit:
“I’ll just bring a guy who’s hardworking, who can play pressure defense and is willing to do whatever coach asks me,” he said. “Be a great teammate and a great leader.”
Just like Murphy, Sulaimon is drawing comparisons to two players who have donned Pantone 287: Daniel Ewing and a certain @NdotSmitty. He is a 6’4’’ smooth-shooting combo guard who possesses both great range and the ability to finish at the hoop. He brings a ton of energy to the floor and utilizes his quickness and athleticism when getting to the rim. As ESPN.com describes, he “has all the tools to be a special college player.” We certainly think so, too.
Sulaimon, who hails from Houston, TX, had also been considering UNC, Texas, and Baylor, among other schools. Check out some of his highlights below, courtesy of Hardwood Elite.
Once again, another top recruit has committed to play for Coach K and his staff. As we mentioned in the Murphy article, high school players all over the nation think Duke is hot right now, and rightfully so. Let’s only hope our success continues into the future.